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Dennis Patillo: "One of the community leaders who spearheaded the legislation introduced Tuesday to realign UHV."
He's a realtor. He sells property. I'm not knocking his avocation. He fills a need. Maybe he IS a community leader in his own way. But why should this confer on him the status of a leader (with a spear, no less) who is guiding us to the Promised Land? Someone to lead us to dump a long-time educational presence for another one?
I love you man. LOL The The Feudal Funnel has a nice ring to it.
Okay, we've been treated to a multi-part series ("The Feudal Funnel") of the wonderful qualities Aggie U would bring to Victoria.
I'm wondering when the editorial staff will get around presenting University of Houston's side and why it might favor maintaining control of the numerous buildings erected on the present campus. Or does the mayor and the Geanie with a bottle of peroxide expect the Aggies to jack up all the buildings and cart them across town?
If I were in charge of the University of Houston, I'd be tempted to wash my hands of the boosters and the Geanie With the Bottle, but there's that pesky matter of the buildings and everything the University of Houston has expended to raise the intellectual level of the place.
This movement may change the name on the sign at the university, but where is all the money coming from to build this destination campus? The state is in a financial shortfall, with all universities suffering cuts.
Is there a written comittment from TAMU on the time frame to make this happen?
usesomelogic,Sorry about the mistake. I thought that you were ADDING your USD.02 to tohe mix. The comment to which you were responding was down the list and i missed it. Another good case for using REAL names.lolPatrick T. Barnes
That comment was not directed at you... Did you even read who it was addressed towards?
usesomelogic,I don't shop at Wal-Mart. I don't like the way they treat their employees. I don't own any piece of clothing that has anything to do with UT. I just think Aggies are goofy,at least most of the one's I met in my time here. Did you mean Mac Brown? I don't watch football so I wasn't sure.Why don't you sign your real name to your comments?Last comment from me.Patrick Barnes
Do you have any facts besides the fact that you dont like the Aggies whether this is a good or a bad thing for Victoria...UHV Does not have the same vision as V.C. these colleges are supposed to work together. Your just a typical longhorn bandwagon wannabe!! And by the way IF this goes through there wont be any whooping going on in Victoria. Those traditions are reserved for those that attend The University in College Station. This has nothing to do with "dumping" on any one system. They are looking for the best fit for the city of Victoria... My advise to you would be to go put the U.T. shirt you bought from Walmart and pull out the picture of Man Brown and hold a candle lit visual on the steps of the city...I can hear it now! "I didnt go to U.T. But I did by this shirt from the Walmart and I cut this picture of Mac Brown out of the paper doesn't that count for anything to you people I dont want those Aggies in my City"!
usesomelogic, At least I have the courtesy to sign my real name to my posts!lol
usesomelogic,I thought you could block comments that you find offensive? It's that pesky First Amendment rearing it's ugly head again!!lolPatrick Barnes
Way To go Pat as usual your pessimistic attitude holds no water... Are you ever on board for anything. I wish there was a way I could block your comments so I didn't have to read them...
I cam e late to the discussion as usual.I'm with fatguy. My daughter graduated from THE UNIVERSITY! Had she want ed to attend the University of Texas - College Station I would have had to withhold funding . Luckily she was involved in Sports Administration so she was at the right place. PLEEZZZ no more aggies of any stripe here. The re are already enough!lolPatrick T. Barnes
Victoria Advocate Editorial Board .
Here is my response to you and the local leadership..
This is a concocted scheme to move a school, build a road, and get the people who own land near the new road rich.
It's really no wonder the UHS does not want part of that scheme. This is business not getting local dudes rich.
If you want to fight a real battle for your college, fight how the PUF Funds are allocated by the State. Only A&M and Texas get access to this fund, and only UT can barely scrape into the Top 50.
That's a sorry ROI.
Level the funding and UHV could really see some growth along with every other school in Texas.
Great school spirit doesn't make a great university nor does a silly "yell". I thought students went to school to learn and become future leaders and productive people. Only small towns with a CLEAR VISION become prosperous and Sugar Land has proven that - keep going Victorians and others from the surrounding communities such as Cuero, etc. to SugarLand to help continue to make SugarLand a prosperous CITY with a CLEAR VISION! SugarLand is no longer "a town" but a great CITY and there is a UH campus there! Think about what you do and what you support Victoria. It's obvious someone in the City of SugarLand had a vision and it has worked! If you lack that (and it seems like you do) you will never progress and will never become a prosperous city and...you will continue sending your community to shop and support cities such as SugarLand!
Well said fatguy - Aggies have great school spirit, great honor, but it isn't the only University in the State of Texas.
You can keep your aggie "whoop" cry. I for one do not care to be exposed to more aggie alumni and thier wierd, cult-like attachment to that school.
The bill hasn't passed. Reasoned arguments, please. If you support continuation of the status quo, please state your rationale. If not, explain why think alignment with another univeristy system makes sense. Name calling and jibes are childish.
My only question is how does tamu justify spending the money in Victoria, when their obvious efforts for the recruitment and growth in our region is clearly in San Antonio? Confused?
Not every infinitely-large group of monkeys can write Shakespeare, ya know. Cut 'em some slack.
But seriously, I have no allegiance to UHV and want Victoria to have access to a top-notch university, but I can't stomach the political posturing and disregard for the truth (fluffy enrollment & economic figures, preemptive roadways, etc) that have stained this endeavor for the last few years. The relative positions in which our "leaders" place our cart & horse are sometimes hard to swallow.
@ Kyle......like, like, like....first laugh of the day
For once I agree with the editorial board. A&M shares many of the same visions and has program strengths in what Victoria needs. UHV has always had to fight to grow. Not fight the government or the community, but instead fight the system that is supposed to support it. UHS shows they lack vision. Lets let TAMU cast theirs. I will agree with justataxpayer. It will not be anything like TAMU College Station. At the same time, Kingsville, Corpus and West Texas A&M are hardly anything to snort at. What does UH have to show in it's system? Clear Lake? Downtown.....*snort*
"This appears destined to become the crowning achievement of Morrison's illustrious legislative career. As the former chairwoman of the House Higher Education Committee, she has long worked on improving educational opportunities across Texas."
You must stop employing an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters - nonsense like this is bound to show up eventually.
A thoughtful and well written editorial and kudos to the Advocate staff! This is a wonderful partnership opportunity for Victoria and A&M and I commend our community leaders and representatives on a job well done!